|Title:||O'Donnell, Annie to Phelan, James, 1904|
|Collection||Your Fondest Annie_Letters from Annie O'Donnel to James P.Phelan [A. O'Donnell]|
|Sender Occupation||children's maid|
|Origin||the Vagabondia boat|
|Destination||Philadelphia, Penn., USA|
|Genre||travelling, upcoming encounter, correspondence|
We will have the same address.
Hotel Royal P.
March 28th, 1904
My dear Jim,
Your letter reached me yesterday just as I had come home from
Church. In my last letter I told you we were going to St. Augustine,
but we are not. There is an entirely new plan now. The trouble is
these people don't know their own minds for one day, so instead we
are going to Cuba and Key West and must leave here for Pittsburgh on
the 14th April as Mr. Mellon has to be in Pittsburgh before the 18th.
You can write till about the n t h but not any later, and do please,
Jim, let me have a few letters when we come back here again. As you
see, we will leave Miami today and come back about the 14th and
start north right away.
I knew the Walton paper at once as we stayed there a few times.
Don't you think it is a nice hotel? My! but your letter was looked
for. I didn't know what had happened and was afraid I should leave
here ere I got it. Just think, next Sunday is Easter and goodness
knows we might be miles away from any church, so I want you to
say a few prayers for me.
Perhaps this will be the last letter I may have a chance of writing
you, but if I can, I will write even a few lines. Isn't it grand to think
we are so soon to see each other? The time will not be long in
passing, and I know I'll be glad. I wonder when will you get back to
Pittsburgh again. I will lose no time in going down to see you when
I get home. Of course I must wait till evening, but you telephone on
the 18th and Mrs. Walters will be sure to know when we will arrive.
We always send a telegram. Then I can call you up or you me some
time during the way. We had a letter from Rose yesterday. She will be so glad to have
us home. She was telling me of a fine Japanese sale they were
having in Wood St. and I wished I were there as she got some nice
things herself and so did the other girls.
Well now, Jim, as I have told you nearly everything, I will finish
and will ask you as a special favour to write as soon as you get this
and another one before the n t h which will be the last for this time.
1 hope you will succeed in finding our friends. I will be very anxious
to hear of them. I wonder if your uncle is back yet and how Pollie
is. If I have a chance I will write to him ere we go home. Now,
Jim, with best love to you and hoping all will be well and see
I remain as ever fondly Annie xxxxx